Beatrice Officials Approve New Street Plan

BEATRICE – Construction of $863,000 is planned in the first year of the new Beatrice City Street plan, approved Monday night by the city council.

Street Superintendent Jason Moore says projects included in the first and second years of the six-year document are fairly set.  Other projects move around on the time schedule.

Year one includes a concrete reconstruction on Sargent Street, between Ashland Avenue and Ridgeview Drive.

:19                  “got, up there”

In the downtown area, a three-inch overlay of new asphalt is planned for Market Street from 2nd to 6th, and on 7th between Market and Court.  That is one inch thicker than commonly used in the past.

:19                  “do for us”

Several armor coat maintenance projects will total a mile or more of city streets in the first year of the construction schedule.

The second year has Ella between Hayes and 16th getting a new two-inch asphalt surface.  Other work is planned on Perkins Street from 5th to 6th, and on 5th Street from Perkins to Market.

:06                  “the highway”

A second-year project includes five-inch thick asphalt surfacing of West Scott Street between Sherman and Sumner.  Moore was questioned by Councilman Ted Fairbanks as to why that project does not include curbs.

:29                  “on that”

City Engineer James Burroughs says the plan is to make use of recycled material on Scott Street with a new layer of asphalt on top.

Burroughs says in year two of the plan, the city will try a rejuvenator process on asphalt streets that are in better condition.

:22                  “period of time”

The rejuvenator process costs about a dollar-per-square yard, compared to a dollar-70 per square yard for armor coating.

It will be used on downtown truck routes.

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